You are if you haven’t been getting your upholstery cleaned regularly.
Routine cleaning of your upholstered furniture is just as essential as getting your carpet cleaned on a regular basis. The fabric in your couch or chair, similar to carpeting, acts as a filter for the air in your home and traps dust, dirt, and allergens.
That is a positive thing, helping to improve the quality of the air you breathe. At some point, though, it will hit its breaking point and every time someone sits down a cloud of dust will expel into the air. Just like air filters need to be cleaned or replaced every so often, your upholstery also needs to get cleaned so it can continue to do its job properly.
So now you’re looking for an upholstery cleaner or couch cleaner Brisbane.
Here are some of the services you can get, depending on your needs, the money you are willing to spend, and what your service provider offers:
1. The simplest form of cleaning is referred to as “dusting,” which involves the vacuuming of the entire piece to remove as much of the loose dirt and dust from the material as possible.
2. Dry cleaning, which typically means they will treat the surface and let it sit a bit before vacuuming. The solution helps to break down any dirt or stains that might be difficult to get out with just vacuuming.
3. One form of dry cleaning is called encapsulation cleaning because the treatment spray used breaks down dirt and stains, but then attracts them and “encapsulates” them to help pull them to the surface more efficiently during the vacuuming.
4. Wet cleaning, which is the most thorough cleaning method and the most recommended for the majority of materials, uses hot water extraction. The process is the same as the dry methods, in that a solution is used to help break down soiling, but then very hot water is pushed into the fabric to loosen everything up and is then sucked out with a powerful wet vacuum.
In addition to the basic cleaning service, the cleaning crew will typically perform or recommend the following services to increase the life of your furniture:
1. A pre-cleaning inspection where they test their solution on a hidden area of the fabric to be sure it works and doesn’t impair the color saturation.
2. After cleaning, they may use “grooming” tools to fluff up the fabric if it is one that could look flattened after the cleaning process.
3. Protectant treatment, which helps prevent staining by keeping spills toward the top of the fabric longer, giving you more time to blot them up before they can sink in too deep.
It is recommended that you have your upholstered furniture cleaned every two to four years. So, when you look for an upholstery cleaner Brisbane, be sure to ask them what kinds of cleaning methods they offer. They will ultimately decide what process will work best for the fabric on your furniture but having a more extensive selection means they won’t be trying to use a one size fits all approach.